Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, April 10, 1856

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, April 10, 1856
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1856-04-10

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, April 10, 1856

action: sent

sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

location: Washington D.C., US

receiver: Lazette Worden
Birth: 1803-11-01  Death: 1875-10-03

location: Canandaigua, NY

transcription: meb 

revision: fdc 2019-10-17

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April 10th
My dear Sister,
I will commence a letter
on this soiled paper rather
than go down stairs for
another — I have been doing
many things for a few days
past and have felt tired
much of the time, so I
begin to write this morning
while I am tolerably fresh —
Tuesday I called to take
Charlotte Morgan
Birth: 1806-03-27 Death: 1879-12-18
to drive
but found she had gone
already — with the help of
Kate
Birth: 1837 Death: 1878-04-08
and Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
I did a
little shopping — drove a
short time off from the
pavements, which still hurt me,
left Fanny and Kate at Mr
King’s
Birth: 1785 Death: 1862-03-19
picture gallery — and
came home — Since Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

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went away I pour the tea
which is brought into the
parlour — and after that
play a game or two of whist
the only recreation Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

allows himself — Wednesday
Henry made his speech — you
have seen it before this and
know how good it is —
He and Wilkeson
Birth: 1817-05-09 Death: 1889-12-02
& Green
Birth: 1816-02-18 Death: 1879-06-18Certainty: Possible
&
Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
all went to the
capitol — Fanny and I went
to take a short walk, she
carried a portable bench for me
to sit down upon occasionally —
When we came to a view of
Georgetown she made a sketch
upon her little white slate
while I rested. All came
from the Capitol in fine spirits
Wilkeson charmed with the
speech and Henry glad it
was made — successfully —
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he wished often that you
were here — as we all do — After
a cup of tea and a game of
whist we all went to bed —
Yesterday I went with Wilkeson
(I like Wilkeson) to the
Smithsonian Institute and
to see Miss Miner’s
Birth: 1815-03-04 Death: 1864-12-17
school — the
school and the mistress
appeared to him very much as
it did to you and I — he is
going again and wishes to say
something about it in the Journal —
Henry had an unpleasant time
in the Senate, most of the
Anti Nebraska people deserting
him on a vote about Kansas
which I dont I quite understand
& therefore will not attempt to
explain — Sumner
Birth: 1811-01-06 Death: 1874-03-11
& Harlan
Birth: 1820-08-26 Death: 1899-10-05
voted
with Henry — Herbert
Unknown
& Rice
Birth: 1816-11-29 Death: 1894-01-15
were
here to dinner — I did
not see them until tea as I
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invariably take my dinner alone —
up stairs — After the whist
I sat awhile to talk with
Wilkeson, but was seized with
one of those shivering fits which
admonish me that that my
nerves are overtasked — so I came
up to bed — I did not mention
that Greeley
Birth: 1811-02-03 Death: 1872-11-29
took breakfast with
us yesterday morning — and
again this morning as I was
hurrying down to see what made
all the smoke from the kitchen
I encountered Greeley in the parlour —
Henry & Wilkeson had gone to
walk, they soon returned bringing
me a beautiful rose tree
with 3 immense buds just
opening — Wilkeson purchased it at
a green house — Greeley came
to breakfast but was so en-
gaged talking that he did
not eat one mouthful
and drank only a cup of
milk & water — he is troubled
about his family from whom
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